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CV36.019/03

Buxtehude: Das Jüngste Gericht, BuxWV Anh. 3

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    1. Composer: Dieterich Buxtehude
    2. Format: Vocal Score
    3. Instrumentation (this edition): SSATB Choir, Organ Reduction, SSSATB Solos
    4. Originally for: SSATB Choir, Orchestra, SSSATB Solos
    5. Work Language: German
    6. ISMN: 979-000709164-4
    7. Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
    8. Pages: 136
    9. Urtext / Critical Edition

    There is a lot to be said for the argument that the oratorio Wacht! Euch zum Streit gefasset macht, which has been handed down anonymously, is actually the only surviving Abendmusik from Dieterich Buxtehude and that he composed this work, also known as Das Jüngste Gericht, for St. Mary's Church in Lübeck, where it was probably performed around 1683. This full-length work, with its richly contrasting style and dramatic action, is made accessible for performance in its original form. Ton Koopman reconstructed the parts which were missing from the source.